PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are on alert with Benfica open to selling star striker Darwin Nunez this summer.
The Uruguay forward has a £127million release clause in his contract, according to Portuguese newspaper OJogo.
But the report adds that the Primeira Liga giants might be willing to do business for around £68m at the end of the season.
Benfica will have to pay Nunez’s former side Almeria 20 percent of the profit from any sale.
And another factor which might push the sale through is the fact his deal with agent Edgardo Lasalvia expires in the summer.
The article explains: “[Lasalvia] has a document from Benfica which gives him the right to ten percent of their profit if selling the player before the end of June. So he has a good reason to get a transfer done soon.”
Nine-cap international Nunez joined Benfica for a club record £20m in 2020.
And they are in a strong bargaining position as he is under contract until 2025.
Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle, West Ham and Spurs are among the Prem sides who have been linked with the 22-year-old forward.
The South American star moved to the Eagles after one season in Europe in the Spanish second tier with Almeria.
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Nunez scored six goals and provided ten assists in his first season at the Estadio da Luz.
But it is this campaign’s form which has attracted widespread interest as he has 20 goals and two assists, along with a number of impressive Champions League displays under his belt.
The 6ft 2in forward hit a brace in a famous 3-0 win over Barcelona in September, and was also on target against Bayern Munich.